Conservatives have always worried about homosexual agendas and recruiting youth. While many liberals might hope that the era of fearing gays and lesbians is over as a result of things like gay marriage, what’s going on in South Carolina right now shows just how far we have not come despite all of the gay and lesbian movement’s efforts to prove that gays and lesbians are normal, responsible good citizens. At the center of this recent controversy is not only gay rights, but broader questions of economic uncertainty, academic freedom and censorship. Check out this APA to find out more!
Are you ready for the start of a new school year? What challenges does the Madison Metropolitan School District face in this upcoming year? How will funding be distributed and how will budget cuts be handled? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What’s happening with Common Core? How are school vouchers being distributed? How is school funding being used? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Have you heard of the constitutional amendment proposal to wall off transportation funding from the rest of the state budget? Should transportation spending be elevated above all other purposes? Would moving money out of the transportation fund have a long-term detrimental impact? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
The conversation about how Madison’s city government supports music and culture always seems a bit quieter than it should be. It’s about helping musicians and artists get paid, but it’s not. It involves public money and private organizations. It’s about the excitement of art and the clunkiness of institutions. It theoretically impacts everyone, but not […]
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes cutting funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds public media outlets like NPR and PBS. It’s not the first time a Republican has proposed cutting funds for the group… Trump included gutting them last year as well, and it’s not a new idea among GOP lawmakers either. […]